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Poster: AgeOfFable Date: Mar 11, 2016 8:46pm
Forum: texts Subject: Pulp Magazine Archive

Hi,

I'm interested in using some of the artwork from magazines in the Pulp Magazine Archive (https://archive.org/details/pulpmagazinearchive)

i) Are all the covers in the public domain?

ii) What file format will give me the highest picture resolution?

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Poster: Harry Wilson Date: Mar 12, 2016 12:00am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Pulp Magazine Archive


Hello, AgeOfFable

As garthus1 pointed out, pretty much everything in that archive should be safe to use for your project. Having said that, I'm not a lawyer, and copyright law is probably the least well-defined law on the books.

As for picture resolution, if a large .jpg file is adequate for your purpose, here's how to get the best one available:

1 - On the page containing the cover that you want to use, first click the full-screen icon (the four arrows pointing in different directions). It will open in a new tab or window.

2 - Click the 'one-up' icon (the single vertical rectangle in the tray at the bottom right of the page) so that you are only viewing one page at a time.

3 - Pump the bejeebers out of the 'enlarge' icon (the magnifying glass with the 'plus' sign in it).

4 - The image will likely no longer be on your screen; it has moved to the right of the area that you're viewing. Even if you can't see the cover, click, hold, and drag your mouse to the left; to pull the image back onto your screen.

5 - Once you see the cover image again, click the 'enlarge' icon again, just to make sure that it's now as large as it can get.

6 - Once it's as big as it gets, just right-click and save your .jpg file.

I just tried this on the cover of 'Mammoth Adventure' Volume 1 Number 3, and got a .jpg that was 616Kb, at a size of 1825x2467 pixels; some can be much larger, over 1Megabyte.

Remember that when you're in the 'one-up' view, you can't click the page to advance to the next page the way you can in 'two-up' view; you use your scroll wheel or drag the page up with your mouse.

Disclaimer: This is just what I've learned from farting around on the site; if anyone has a better method, please let us know.

Hope this helps, and enjoy the pulp magazine archive, AgeOfFable; it's a bottomless pit of pulpy goodness!

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Poster: garthus1 Date: Mar 11, 2016 9:35pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Pulp Magazine Archive

Ageoffable,

Probably not Hi resolution...if you like take a look at:

https://archive.org/search.php?query=pulp%20garthus&;sort=-downloads

I always upload the hi-resolutions TIFFS as a 7-zip archive file. Everything that I have up is Public Domain. I also have several hundreds more to scan and put up. If you tell me what you are interested in I can see what else I have.

Gerry

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Poster: garthus1 Date: Mar 11, 2016 9:46pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Pulp Magazine Archive

Ageoffable,

Probably not Hi resolution...if you like take a look at:

https://archive.org/search.php?query=pulp%20garthus&;sort=-downloads

Paste the entire link in or sort by downloads, this will bring the Sci-fi stuff up first.

I always upload the hi-resolutions TIFFS as a 7-zip archive file. Everything that I have up is Public Domain. I also have several hundreds more to scan and put up. If you tell me what you are interested in I can see what else I have.

Gerry

This post was modified by garthus1 on 2016-03-12 05:46:27

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Mar 12, 2016 7:28pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Pulp Magazine Archive

the pdfs are the source files in most or all items in that collection so that is where you would find the "best" files.

This post was modified by Jeff Kaplan on 2016-03-13 03:28:17

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Poster: AgeOfFable Date: Mar 12, 2016 7:24pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Pulp Magazine Archive

Thanks everyone!